Eric Schwartzman

Salt Lake Winter Olympics

"A dramatic extravaganza that celebrated the courage, strength and spirit that is the Olympics..." Pauline Arrillaga, Associated Press

"A stunningly beautiful pageant..." Tom Shales, Washington Post

"An emotional ceremony...that delicately touched on American Patriotism and the international hope for unity..." Michael Janosky, The New York Times


Click here to visit Salt Lake 2002 Olympic opening & closing ceremonies producer/director/choreographer Kenny Ortega's individual Internet pressom




Photo Gallery

PHOTOS Opening Ceremony Photo Gallery

Click here to view the Opening Ceremony Photo Gallery from the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Games
PHOTOS Albuquerque Journal - Olympic Farewell
Athletes swarm the ice as fireworks fill the sky over the Rice-Eccles Stadium at Sunday's closing ceremony of the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Games...


In the News

Sept. 16, 2002 Los Angeles Times - HBO, NBC Are Big Winners in First Wave
NBC's "Opening Ceremony of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games" and HBO's quirky drama "Six Feet Under" were among the big winners Saturday...
Sept. 16, 2002 E! online - Emmy Winners
Here is the complete list of winners for the Creative Arts portion of the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
Feb. 13, 2002 NEWSHOUR with Jim Lehrer - Olympic Dreams
If last Friday's Opening Ceremony was any indication, Americans are still interested in the traditional themes of one country against another, the excitement of breaking records, and the thrill of winning Olympic medals...
Feb. 11, 2002 St. Petersburg Times - LIVE from Salt Lake
No wonder 72 million viewers tuned in -- making it the highest-rated opening ceremony ever...
Feb. 09, 2002 BBC - America welcomes Olympic Games
The 19th Winter Olympics has officially opened in Salt Lake City...
Feb. 09, 2002 Houston Chronicle - Salt Lake City celebrates opening of Olympic Games
Before an audience of more than 52,000 spectators, dressed in winter's white, and more than 2,500 athletes from 77 nations, President Bush on Friday night invoked the tradition of the Olympic movement...
Feb. 06, 2002 Fox News Channel - Olympic Officials to Allow U.S. Athletes to Carry WTC Flag
The tattered American flag recovered from the ruins of the World Trade Center will be carried into the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City and flown beside the Olympic flame, a source familiar with the situation said Wednesday...


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